Driftveil City is a busy port town, with many important locations for your quest. As you enter the city, you see Cheren, and Clay, the city's Gym Leader. He asks you to find two Team Plasma Grunts that escaped.
New Battle Style
This section is optional.
Charles can be found riding his motorbike in the west of the city. He learned a new battle style to get the attention of a girl he liked. In Black version he will challenge you to a Rotation Battle, whereas in White version he will challenge you to a Triple Battle. This is the first time you can try the new battle style, but definitely not the last.
- Motorcyclist Charles
Cold Storage is the backbone of Driftveil City's industrialised economy, where goods are stored. Wild Pokemon can be found outside of the refrigerative chamber, as well as a vending machine.
- Herdier (Lv. 21-23/25-27 in dark grass)
- Vanillite (Lv. 20-23/24-27 in dark grass)
- Timburr (Lv. 21-22/25-26 in dark grass)
- Minccino (Lv. 20/24 in dark grass)
It seems a few Team Plasma Grunts went into the refrigerative chamber. Follow Cheren in. The main Cold Storage area is full of 'sliding ice' puzzles, with many workers to battle.
--- Inside an open container in the north west is Zinzolin, one of the Seven Sages, who is trying to keep warm, with eight Grunts around him. He commands you and Cheren to battle four Grunts each:
Afterwards, Clay and some workers will arrive to remove the Team Plasma people. After this scene, pick up the NeverMeltIce in the corner, and go back to Driftveil.
Driftveil City's Gym specialises in Ground-type Pokemon, therefore Water-, Grass- and Ice-type moves are good choice. The puzzle is based around elevators which you can take up or down to battle trainers.
- Leader Clay
Clay's lineup can be quite tough, with high attack and defense on their side, but rather low speed (except for Excadrill, which is quite fast). He leads with his Krokorok, which is also weak to Fighting-type attacks, then Palpitoad, which has no weaknesses besides 4x to Grass. Finally, his Excadrill joins in the fight, which can become extremely powerful using Hone Claws. Don't use Grass-, or Ice-type Pokemon for Excadrill, but choose Water-, Fire-, Fighting-, or even Ground-type moves themselves for super effective attacks. Once you defeat Clay, he awards you the Quake Badge, but so far, no TM! He tells you to meet him at the end of Route 6.
Rival Battle: Bianca
After healing, leave for Route 6. Bianca will stop you, saying that while she hasn't yet earned the Quake Badge, she's happy to challenge you to a battle.
- PKMN Trainer Bianca
- Herdier (Lv. 26, Normal) Helping Hand, Take Down, Work Up, Crunch
- Musharna (Lv. 26, Psychic) Psybeam, Lucky Chant, Defense Curl, Hypnosis
- If you chose Snivy
- Dewott (Lv. 28, Water) Fury Cutter, Revenge, Water Pulse, Razor Shell
- Pansear (Lv. 26, Fire) Yawn, Flame Burst, Bite, Amnesia
- If you chose Tepig
- Servine (Lv. 28, Grass) Leech Seed, Mega Drain, Leaf Tornado, Slam
- Panpour (Lv. 26, Water) Water Sport, Bite, Scald, Taunt
- If you chose Oshawott
- Pignite (Lv. 28, Fire/Fighting) Take Down, Smog, Rollout, Arm Thrust
- Pansage (Lv. 26, Grass) Leech Seed, Bite, Torment, Seed Bomb
Afterwards, she will give you HM02 (Fly), which lets you to fly to any town you've visited before. Now, heal up, then head onto Route 6!